Resources for Neighborhoods
This page provides a resource to citizens interested in learning more about affordable housing and its potential impact on their neighborhoods.
Quantifiable Community Participation Packet for Neighborhood Organizations (provided in MS Word format)
Below are links to other Web sites with specific research on affordable housing topics related to property values, schools, and the economy. In addition, links to organizations that specialize in affordable housing policies and research are provided.
Please note that the external links provided are for informational purposes only. TDHCA does not edit, control, or attest to the accuracy of the information provided on the Web sites made available through this page. Additionally, TDHCA does not endorse any specific organization listed on this page. Read the official TDHCA link policy for more information about external hyperlinks on the TDHCA Web site.
- Affordable Housing and Property Values
- Affordable Housing and Schools
- Affordable Housing and the Economy
- General Affordable Housing resource Links
The Role of Affordable Housing in Creating Jobs and Stimulating Local Economic Development: A Review of the Literature by Keith Wardrip, Laura Williams, and Suzanne Hague
The development of affordable housing increases spending and employment in the surrounding economy, acts as an important source of revenue for local governments, and reduces the likelihood of foreclosure and its associated costs. http://www.nhc.org/media/files/Housing-and-Economic-Development-Report-2011.pdf
HOPE VI and Neighborhood Economic Development: The Importance of Local Market Dynamics by Sean Zielenbach and Richard Voith
Public Housing can provide substantial increases in residential property values and notable declines in rates of violent crime in surrounding neighborhoods.
Housing Production Subsidies and Neighborhood Revitalization:
New York City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan for Housing
in FRBNY Economic Policy Review by Ellen, Ingrid Gould,
Michael H. Schill, Amy Ellen Schwarz, and Ioan Voicu.
The benefits of increased property values may outweigh the costs of the housing subsidies.
The Vitality of America’s Working Communities by Alexander Von Hoffman.
Within working communities, multifamily housing is linked with higher home values and multifamily rental properties may help provide affordable housing.
Why Affordable Housing Does Not Lower Property Values by HomeBase/The Center for Common Concerns.
Studies indicate that affordable housing may have little or no effect on neighboring property values.
The Impact of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Development
on a Local School District by The Danter Company in The
The Role of Affordable Housing in Creating Jobs and Stimulating Local Economic Development by Keith Wardrip, Laura Williams, and Suzanne Hague
This fact sheet summarizes the different ways in which affordable housing can contribute to rising employment and economic recovery.
Myths and Facts about Affordable and High-Density Housing by California Planning Roundtable.
Foreclosure and the Housing Crisis
A Full Response to an Empty House, Public Safety Strategies for Addressing Mortgage Fraud and the Foreclosure Crisis by Robert V. Wolf, Director of Communications, Center for Court Innovation
Tips from law enforcement help neighborhoods address the public safety issues that come with excessive foreclosures and help residents avoid mortgage fraud.
Staying Home: The Rights of Renters Living in Foreclosed Properties from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Tenants’ rights were strengthened by the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009, including the right to receive at least 90 days’ advance notice from the new owner of a property after foreclosure before the tenant(s) can be required to vacate the property. However, these new rights are often violated.
The Texas Behavioral Health Clearinghouse, developed through the Texas Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant, is designed to assist behavioral health providers, consumers, family members and interested stakeholders in finding up-to-date, relevant information about prevention, treatment, advocacy, and evidence-based practices.